Archive for April 16th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Information leaks trouble DA’s office

Saturday, April 16, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

A San Bernardino County District Attorney employee leaking information to this blog and possibly other individuals.

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By Liset Marquez Staff Writer
Posted: 04/15/2011 09:48:11 PM PDT

California’s unemployment rate continues to decline, but Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have yet to convert that into long-term job growth, analysts say.

Both counties, in recent months, have experienced inconsistency in job growth, said Brad Kemp, an analyst for Beacon Economics.

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The Sun: OpEd: $40.6 million swiped from retirees

By John Hagen
Posted: 04/15/2011 06:53:41 PM PDT

I just witnessed a $40.6million theft and it appears that I can’t do a thing about it except voice my concerns.

Being in law enforcement for 30 years with the job of safeguarding the public against thieves, it is disturbing to me to actually witness something like this with my hands tied.

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The PE: INLAND: New U.S. Magistrate Judge in Riverside

By PE News
April 15, 2011 3:12 PM

Former federal prosecutor Sheri Pym was sworn in Friday as a U.S. magistrate judge and will be assigned to the Riverside Federal Courthouse.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Ward 3 and 7 council candidates face off

12:08 AM PDT on Saturday, April 16, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

The future of Riverside Plaza and the city’s Five Points area, whether local companies should get a preference when bidding on city projects, and how to increase college-going rates were among the varied topics at a forum Friday for Riverside City Council candidates in Ward 3 and 7.

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DailyBulletin: Freshman Assemblyman Donnelly undeterred

 

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By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 04/15/2011 09:49:10 PM PDT

Two anti-illegal-immigration bills by firebrand Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, were rejected by an Assembly committee last week, but the freshman lawmaker and former minuteman says he’s not deterred.

In fact, he said he sees last week’s hearing as a step in the right direction.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

As they reduced the budget deficit last month, Democrats repeatedly emphasized the ideological sacrifices they made in cutting California’s safety net.

But in the fastest-growing social program over the past decade – in-home care – Democrats shelved cuts pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown in favor of alternatives backed by allies in organized labor.

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A whistle-blower lawsuit filed against Caremark by private attorneys accuses the firm of defrauding CalPERS of tens of millions of dollars.

By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento—The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is negotiating a lucrative pharmacy benefits management contract with Caremark Rx Inc., a company being sued for defrauding the pension fund of tens of millions of dollars.

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The cuts are a reversal from February, when 84,600 jobs were added. The unemployment rate falls slightly to 12%. Economists say some of the job losses were probably tied to rising gas prices and the quake and tsunami in Japan.

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2011

California’s improving job market stalled out last month, with the state losing more workers than it gained amid a slowdown in construction and foreign trade.

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